Jerry HowardJerry has spent the past 29 years as a senior level marketing practitioner, business leader, and strategist to Fortune 500 corporations and leading organizations. Prior to co-founding Strategy First Partners, Jerry developed and implemented successful strategies for leading brands around the world with Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble and operated consumer products businesses in the USA, Japan, and Australia.

In 2000, Jerry Co-Founded Strategy First Partners LLC, a strategic marketing firm that develops winning marketing, branding, and business strategies in the U.S. and internationally.

Strategy First’s clients include: Allegheny Technologies, AMD, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Carnegie Mellon University, The Coca-Cola Company, Commonwealth Bank (Australia), Converse (Nike), The Dallas Morning News, Dell, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, The Home Depot, HSBC, MetLife, Microsoft, The New School University, Nokia, Office Depot, The Procter & Gamble Company, Sara Lee, Starbucks, Timberland, T-Mobile, Toyota and Vanguard Investments.

Jerry holds Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in engineering degrees from Cornell University. From 2002-09 Jerry was a board member and chairman of, a leading provider of clean water and sanitation in the developing world. Jerry and his wife Debbie live near Portsmouth. They have two children, Ben (22) and Alex (19).